World Renew has been working in Nigeria since 1969.


World Renew has been working in Nigeria since 1969.

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Nigeria continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement. Nigeria struggles with issues of corruption in private sectors, widespread poverty, unemployment, underemployment, prolonged Boko Haram insurgency, as well as the impact of HIV and AIDS.


While official reports track the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria as low, doctors and public health experts fear Nigeria’s outbreak may be one of the continent’s worst. Churches and businesses are struggling to make appropriate adjustments due to COVID-19 pandemic and many people are not practicing proper physical distancing measures because they feel culturally insensitive.

Meanwhile, doctors beg for more serious protective gear to treat patients with all of the presenting symptoms for COVID-19, but often are forced to provide such care without proper protection, causing healthcare workers to also fall sick.

World Renew’s partner organization, Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Center has provided food items such as maize, beans, rice, palm oil, and cassava flour to 1,700 needy people living with disabilities and facing the perils of Nigeria’s compulsory lockdown during COVID-19. The distribution covered 17 Local Government Areas and happened throughout May with the distribution team fully observing social distancing and other COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

In correspondence with lockdown requirements, World Renew’s trauma healing and peer learning sessions are being held with a reduced number of participants. Lockdown and restriction of interstate movements continue to limit face-to-face monitoring and evaluation. Staff are currently integrating strategies to protect community members from the spread of Covid-19 and ask for prayers during these early days of the outbreak for safety while they make preparations for the most vulnerable communities.

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Partners In Nigeria

World Renew (along with the Christian Reformed World Missions – CRWM) started Beacon of Hope Initiative in 2001 in order to work directly with communities, organizations, and more specifically with the Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Nigeria (a membership organization currently made up of 15 national church denominations commonly referred to as TEKAN) in responding to HIV and AIDS pandemic and other health and community development related issues. BHI was officially registered with the Nigerian government as a corporate body on October 7, 2010. Through the Embrace AIDS campaign, World Renew enhanced the efforts of Beacon of Hope Initiative by equipping religious groups, communities, and other organizations to empower and transform individuals and their communities. World Renew also facilitated BHI partnership with USAID and Food for the Hungry International to promote sexual abstinence for singles (especially among youth) and faithfulness for married couples. World Renew also facilitated BHI partnership with Oikonomos Foundation in responding to the HIV and AIDS situation in Nigeria. World Renew is currently in its third year of facilitating BHI partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) in a four-year agreement to support Beacon of Hope Initiative to address adolescent health and rights in Nigeria. Through BHI, World Renew is also reaching out to traumatized individuals and communities in eight northern states in Nigeria. Widows and orphans are also being supported with grant from Africa Widows and Orphans Support organization in the US. Through support from River Terrace Church in Lansing, USA, Beacon of Hope Initiative is reaching out to the poor and responding to HIV and AIDS in NKST – Universal Reformed Christian Church. Grace and Light International, an HIV and AIDS ministry also collaborates with World Renew and BHI.

The Ecumenical Centre for Justice and Peace (ECJP) is a non-governmental organization established in 1996 to address injustice issues and violent crises prevalent in Nigeria. ECJP has grown to expand its programs in the area of HIV and AIDS, health education, income generation, and adult literacy. ECJP trains and empowers communities, organizations, and individuals to bring about peaceful co-existence, to enhance responsive, participatory, and accountable governance, and to promote people-oriented community-based development.

The Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Center (commonly called ‘Beautiful Gate’) is established with a view to glorify God by providing physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual support to those who are in some way handicapped, in order for them to become more self-sufficient and serve their families and communities better. The organization provides a very good platform for Christian-Muslim peaceful collaboration and peacebuilding.

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God Used Your Gifts and Prayers for Nigeria

February 28th, 2019|

NIGERIA - World Renew Nigeria offers knowledge and support to individuals and communities that desire to be agents of change in their country. This rewarding process requires patience, mutual trust, and passion for justice and mercy.

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